Contact us & Directions

Centre for Professional Development


Centre for Professional Development
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8606 / 8607/ 8608
Twitter: @UoBCPD

How to find us

Birmingham is at the heart of the UK’s road and rail network, and is easily accessible
from other parts of the country and beyond. The Centre for Professional Development is
housed in The Medical School situated near to the West Gate of the University’s main campus at Edgbaston. Once you arrive in the main reception of the Medical School turn left into the West Wing and follow the corridor for 100m until you reach the Centre for Professional Development.

Please note

The lifts at University station are being refurbished and will be out of use for three weeks from Monday 29 September until Monday 20 October.   Information posters will be on display at the station and the following advice is being issued to passengers:

If you have mobility difficulties, or use a wheelchair, please be aware there will be no step free access at the station during this time. 

Mobility impaired passengers are advised to leave the train at Birmingham New Street where road transport to University station will be arranged for you.

Road transport will also be arranged if you are travelling from University station.  This will take you to either Birmingham New Street or Selly Oak station, depending on your direction of travel. 

If the booking office is closed, please call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 who will arrange road transport for you.

By motorway

Approaching from the north-west or south-east along the M6:

  • Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
  • At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through three
    underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre

Approaching from the M42 north:

  • Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the
    instructions above

Approaching from the south west:

  • Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham (SW) to join the A38
  • The University is approximately eight
    miles from the motorway

Approaching from the M40:

  • It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the
    A38 Bristol Road
  • The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway

By rail

Most cross-country services to Birmingham arrive at New Street station. Up to six trains  an hour depart for the University station on the cross-city line (final destination: Longbridge or Redditch). The Centre for Professional Development is just a three minute walk away from the University station in the Medical School. Turn right as you leave the station and the Medical School is in front of you.

By coach

There are frequent express coach services to Birmingham from London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports and many UK cities. The long-distance coach station is in Digbeth in the City centre. The University is a short taxi ride or bus journey away.

By bus

Numbers 61, 98, and 63 travel to the Bristol Road entrances to the University. The 99 serves the Medical School and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Number 11 stops a short walk away at the bottom of Vincent Drive.  Bus timetables are available on the National Express West Midlands website.

By taxi

There are taxi ranks at New Street station and throughout the City centre. The journey from the City centre takes about ten minutes.

Car parking

The University has a ‘Pay and Display’ system operating on the Edgbaston campus and
visitors are advised to have change available. There are parking spaces available for visitors on Pritchatts Road Car Park (junction with Vincent Drive) the North Car Park and North East Car park (access via Pritchatts Road).

Visitor Parking rates:

  • up to 1 hour £1.00
  • 1-3 hours £3.00
  • 3-5 hours £4.00
  • 5-8 hours £6.00

Please note that any vehicles found not displaying a valid University parking permit, a visitor's permit, a pay and display ticket or parked illegally will receive a penalty notice.